Chaplain's Tid Bit
MAY is Motorcycle Awareness Month.
Dearest friends, it's May. WOW! We are almost half way through this year already. Spring is my favorite season with all the beautiful new buds blooming, sun shining, days getting longer, birds singing, people out moving and doing yard work, and OF COURSE motorcycles are back out everywhere you go. This transition from winter into spring just naturally lifts our spirits. Windows are open letting the smell of fresh air fill our homes.
God gave us His world, knowing how much it would help us in every season of our lives. He thoughtfully crafted you - every single thing that makes you who you are was carefully chosen and knitted together by Him. Isaiah 46:4 says " I am He who will sustain you. Jesus is always ready and waiting for us to pursue Him. No matter how challenging we feel our lives are, His love for us is far greater than any challenge we face. Isaiah 40:31 says " Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. JESUS IS OUR HOPE !
As the Lord lifts us, no enemy can prevail against us. All foes will fall before us. Just remain faithful and focus on Jesus and the perfect word and will of God !
I love you all, stay safe out there and ride like you are invisible because as we all know the cages always claim they don't see or hear us.
If you are on four wheels LOOK TWICE ! SAVE A LIFE !
Motorcycle Riders Foundation
Your Motorcycle Riders Foundation team in Washington, D.C. is pleased to provide our members with the latest information and updates on issues that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. Count on your MRF to keep you informed about a range of matters that are critical to the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle. Published weekly when the U.S. Congress is in session.
MRF 2023 Road Show Continues...
On January 27th, MRF President Kirk "Hardtail" Willard, Executive Director Mark Buckner, and Assistant Executive Director Ryan Hubbard traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to join MRF Rep's Representative Andy Kelly and Past Treasurer Frank Carbone in representing MRF at the 37th Annual ABATE of Pennsylvania Leadership and Legislative Seminar. Attendance was strong as motorcyclists from Maryland, New Jersey, and New York joined many members of ABATE of Pennsylvania for the weekend.
On Friday evening, Hardtail and Ryan joined AMA representative Tiffany Cipoletti, ABATE of PA's State Coordinator Eric Mershimer, Legislative Coordinator Ken Edwards, OSAL Director Bob LeGore, two legislators, an attorney, and a retired schoolteacher on a televised panel to discuss issues related to motorcycling. After the panel, fun was had at a fundraiser for ABATE of PA's BikePAC.
Saturday brought a variety of breakout sessions covering job duties and responsibilities for officers in the ABATE of PA organization. During one of the afternoon sessions, Andy and Ryan presented MRF's 2022 accomplishments and 2023 goals. As happens at every conference, many valuable conversations were held in the hallways between the sessions also. The seminar wrapped up on Saturday evening with an awards banquet and a rousing, motivational speech by Hardtail.
MRF thanks ABATE of Pennsylvania for the invitation and opportunity to participate in their L&L and looks forward to attending additional SMRO events around the country.
January31st, found Rocky Fox in Kansas representing the MRF at Bikers Under The Dome, with ABATE of Kansas.
BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAYFINDING COMMON GROUND
Now is the time for you to make plans to attend Bikers inside the Beltway – May 15 & 16, 2023.
As in years past, Bikers inside the Beltway will be dual-faceted to accommodate in-person visits to Congress plus visits to local district offices.
To ensure that the mission of getting our message to Congress continues to be successful, please consider the following:
Make your appointments locally or in Washington
Familiarize yourself with the briefing points
Confirm your appointment locally or in Washington
Virtual or in person, make notes on your meeting
Share your meeting notes with the MRF
In conjunction with Bikers inside the Beltway, a meeting of the MRF Board of Directors takes place on May 15 at the Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Rooms are available through the hotel direct line 703-684-5900 and use reference code MRF.
Attending Bikers inside the Beltway is an essential element of the MRF’s grassroots activism. Make plans to attend the pre-event briefing and Q&A for visits to Congress, scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 15. Briefing packets and “leave behinds” will be available during the briefing.
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s Bikers inside the Beltway — May 15 & 16, 2023.
Thank you for your commitment.
Yours in Freedom,
MRF Director of Conferences & Events
P.S. Registration for Bikers inside the Beltway is free. However, we request that you register early to help us plan the event. Use the link or the QR code below for Bikers inside the Beltway registration. Thank you.
About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.
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20th District Legislators
Rep Peter Abbarno (R)
411 John L. O'Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504
Rep Ed Orcutt (R)
408 John L. O'Brien Building
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504
Sen John Braun (R)
303 John A. Cherberg Building
PO Box 40420
Olympia, WA 98504
Link to State Legislature Home page
U.S. Senators Sen. Patty Murray (D) Sen. Maria Cantwell (D)
3rd Congressional District Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D)
Motorcycle Safety & Education
Lewis County A.B.A.T.E
Motorcycle Safety and Education Program
It is a pleasure to help new drivers to be aware of motorcycles on our roadways. I have been teaching Motorcycle Safety and Awareness in Lewis, Thurston, and Mason Counties for the past 3 years. I found it to be very rewarding and a great benefit to our community to spread the word of Motorcycle safety. In my opinion, Motorcycle safety cannot be taught enough in our high schools and driving schools and to all drivers, no matter what kind of vehicle or motorcycle they drive. I hope to keep teaching new drivers whenever and wherever I can. “REMEMBER” always look before you act. It may Save A Life of a Brother, Sister or maybe one of your own family. HEY, were out there!! This message came from a motorcycle rider near you!
Lewis County Chapter Motorcycle Safety
and Education Chairpersons,
Loren "Low" Ackerman
2022 Motorcycle Knowledge Testing Schedule for Lewis County
Contact Puget Sound Safety for information on testing and safety courses.
Confident or Cocky?
Just For Laughs